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By Dianne Hales, Julia Hales. 2018
This book equips you with the insights and skills you need to conquer the demands ahead, and give you relief…when stress levels rise. Written by health and psychology experts, this book delivers specific strategies for tackling common campus stressors, including academics, time management, and relationship issues. You’ll learn helpful, easy strategies for changing your perspective and responding to stress with confidence and resilience, empowering you to manage even the most difficult situations and come out on top--in the classroom, in the workplace, and in life. This book engages you with practical tools you can use immediately, incorporating the latest insights from neuroscience, exercise physiology, nutrition, and medicine, while highlighting healthy habits like regular exercise and good nutrition to prevent burnout.
By Kim Billington. 2021
This inspiring book is about developing therapeutic relationships with parents and children, that allows for a greater understanding of what…is needed to nurture wellbeing in young people. Kim demonstrates how to facilitate sensitive, imaginative and playful conversations and creative interventions in response to serious problems, through visual ideas such as the Tree of Life, Team of Life and Therapeutic Storytelling. Her approach is centred around fun, play and curiosity, using art, creativity and storytelling to help children explore their own inner stories in a safe place. Throughout the book you’ll learn fresh ways to work with young people who are grappling with life challenges such as loss after family separation, bereavement, anger, cutting, anxiety, the reluctant teenager and responding to safety matters. You’ll uncover how to talk to children about tricky problems and difficulties, and gain valuable insights into how you can work through them together and facilitate real and long-term change. After years of practising, researching and developing exciting interventions that children and young people found helpful and fun, Kim started teaching other professionals her proven techniques. The feedback was positive, and her desire to share the approach with a wider audience led her to writing this book.
By Cindy Grisdela. 2016
“Do away with patterns and embrace your creative spirit with this vibrant and fun book.” —Quilting Arts With simple design principles,…you can create unique improvisational quilts. Without using patterns, learn five easy piecing techniques for your improvisational toolbox (including circles, blocks, and strips), and watch the art unfold before your eyes. Focus on color combos and negative space to discover your personal style—and then add dazzling texture with free-motion quilting.Also included is information on hanging finished art quilts without a sleeve, plus tried and true improv tips to encourage creative play.
By Kaleb Dahlgren. 2021
An inspiring story of hope and resiliency On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured after…a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck in a rural intersection. The tragedy moved millions of people to leave hockey sticks by their front door to show sympathy and support for the Broncos. People from more than eighty countries pledged millions of dollars to families whose relatives had been directly involved in the accident. Crossroads is the story of Kaleb Dahlgren, a young man who survived the bus crash and faced life after the tragedy with resiliency and positivity. In this chronicle of his time with the Broncos and the loving community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Dahlgren takes a hard look at his experience of unprecedented loss, but also revels in the overwhelming response and outpouring of love from across Canada and around the world. But this book also goes much deeper, revealing the adversity Dahlgren faced long before his time in Humboldt and his inspiring journey since the accident. From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes to his remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma that astounded medical professionals, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy. The author will donate a portion of his proceeds from this book to STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service).
By Gordon Fletcher, Noel Adolphus. 2021
Increasingly graduates, and anyone who is entering employment, need an individual digital presence to stand out and showcase themselves to…secure their first professional role. This book takes an employability approach to encourage those currently studying, or about to enter the world of work, to develop a set of skills that enables them to recognise and deliver an effective digital presence, firstly for themselves and then for the organisations who would employ them. It does not assume any prior technical knowledge and emphasises the value and benefits of creating a presence to actively participate in the digital economy. By structuring the chapters incrementally, the reader is guided through the development of their own presence while also being given the concepts and tools that will enable them in the future to scale this activity to suit the needs of a startup, an SME or a social business. By using well-established business principles to design a strategy, the reader is guided through the creation of a personal Theory of Change that will enable them to turn an abstract goal into an individual digital presence through a defined series of stages and intermediate change objectives. The book then proposes a series of tactics to draw out concrete actions. A range of examples and case studies from around the world feature in each chapter to showcase the range of different types of digital presence that can be created. By using a strategic and systematic process, this book draws together academic thinking with tangible and highly practical outcomes. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying any discipline related to the digital world, particularly digital marketing and digital business, entrepreneurship and strategy, as well as those taking employability and personal professional development programmes.
By Anonymous. 1985
Intended to nurture self-esteem and strengthen family relationships, these meditations help families explore harmony, sharing, individuality, trust, privacy, and tolerance.Each…family member is both an individual and a part of a larger unit. The tensions and joys that can help a family care for all its members are explored in these 366 meditations that nurture family esteem and strengthen family bonds. These meditations help us consider topics like harmony, sharing, individuality, trust, privacy, and tolerance.The readings in Today's Gift nurture self-esteem by encouraging discussion, self-expression, and respect. Insightful, challenging, and caring quotations--from ancient proverbs, nursery rhymes and cartoon characters, and from figures such as William Blake, Anne Frank, Tillie Olsen, Albert Einstein, Erma Bombeck, M. Scott Peck, and many more--are accompanied by a thoughtful reflection and an inspiring affirmation.This is the book from which thousands enjoy a Thought for the Day each day on Hazelden's homepage.
By Marcela Lobos. 2021
A powerful debut from one of the world's most respected shamanic teachers, following Marcela Lobos's journey in this world and…the world of spirit.The stress, conflict, and crises of the outer world are a signal: the time has come to awaken your inner shaman. However, you don't need to be initiated into arcane mysteries to answer the call from Spirit. In this book, Marcela Lobos reveals how to use the maps offered by the shamanic Medicine Wheel and the hero's journey to activate your inner wisdom and live a self-realized existence of discovery, healing, and wholeness.From her war-torn childhood to her initiation with the shamans of the Andes and her life today as a teacher and medicine woman, Marcela's story offers a flesh-and-bones context for each step on the archetypal journey to Self. It is also an invitation to step out from your ordinary life and take the first steps on your own quest for spiritual understanding and deep transformation: to learn to walk the Medicine Path and to find your own power and inner beauty.
By Jordan B. Peterson. 2021
The highly anticipated sequel to the global bestseller 12 Rules for Life.In 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and…clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world. Now in his long-awaited sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life's meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality--order and chaos--and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them.In times of instability and suffering, Peterson reminds us that there are sources of strength on which we can all draw: insights borrowed from psychology, philosophy, and humanity's greatest myths and stories. Drawing on the hard-won truths of ancient wisdom, as well as deeply personal lessons from his own life and clinical practice, Peterson offers twelve new principles to guide readers towards a more courageous, truthful, and meaningful life.
By Deepak Chopra. 2004
We all want to know how to find a soul mate, what career would be most fulfilling, how to live…a life with meaning, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. The Book of Secrets--a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time--provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that.Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are. We are still mysteries to ourselves, despite the proximity of these answers, and what we most long to know remains lodged deep inside. Because answers to the questions at the center of life are counterintuitive, they are often hidden from view, sequestered from our everyday gaze. In his ongoing quest to elevate our experience, bestselling author Deepak Chopra has isolated fifteen secrets that drive the narrative of this inspiring book--and of our lives. From "The World Is in You" and "What You Seek, You Already Are" to "Evil Is Not Your Enemy" and "You Are Truly Free When You Are Not a Person," The Book of Secrets is rich with insights, a priceless treasure that can transport us beyond change to transformation, and from there to a sacred place where we can savor the nectar of enlightenment. "The Book of Secrets is the finest and most profound of Deepak Chopra's books to date. Want the answers to the secrets of life? Let me recommend that you start right here." -- Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of EverythingFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Emma Jackson. 2021
Under the starry Italian skies, anything can happen...For most women, getting locked into a storeroom with movie star and undeniable…heartthrob Rowan during a pre-production shoot in London would be the stuff of dreams. But for shy makeup artist Lila, it's more like a nightmare. It doesn't matter that Rowan is kind, easy to talk to and even more gorgeous up close. With her social anxiety, she can't bear the idea of being embroiled in gossip and rumours about what exactly they were doing together.More scandal is also not an option for outspoken Rowan, whose agency is threatening to drop him if he doesn't toe the line. After the two make their escape, they promise to keep the incident a secret, and when they meet again on set in stunning Sicily, they pretend not to know each other. But between the blue skies and sizzling Italian heat, it becomes impossible to ignore the attraction simmering between them...Lila and Rowan couldn't be more different... but can they find a way to bring their worlds together?For fans of Sandy Barker, Mandy Baggot and Samantha Parks, Sleepless in Sicily is the perfect summer holiday read.
Renowned sex therapist Ian Kerner shares the unique and indispensable methodology he uses to help thousands of couples get unstuck…and into sexual sync.Dr. Ian Kerner is a Sherlock Holmes of the bedroom—a sexual detective helping individuals and couples solve the mystery of their sexual distress. His secret weapon? Anaylzing your &“sex script.&”Kerner takes a magnifying glass to a recent sexual event, examining the entire sequence of interactions—beginning, middle, and end—from multiple angles. In those details—the what, where, when, and why of the last time you had sex—all the clues of what went wrong are revealed and the mystery of how to create mutual pleasure can be solved. When our sex scripts work, we lose ourselves in mutual pleasure; but when they fail, it&’s all we can do not to ruminate over the details. What can be learned by looking at your sex life in action?With wit and warmth, the nationally recognized sex therapist and author of the smash hit She Comes First shows readers how to tap into their erotic personalities and realize their sexual potential. Dr. Kerner provides the tools and techniques you need to assess, fix, and expand your sex scripts, as well as discuss many common sexual problems that get in the way of happy endings. With the help of decades of clinical insight, the latest sexual science and research, valuable homework assignments, case studies, and more, this insightful and original book strips away discomfort and offers couples not just the ability to talk about sex, but the ability to actually do something about it.
By Nick Bracks. 2021
Learn how to create new daily habits that build happiness and reduce stress In Move Your Mind, acclaimed actor, entrepreneur, and mental…health advocate Nick Bracks delivers the practical tools and lessons that will help you make small, but measurable, daily changes to foster positive, lasting improvements to your mental health. Told through the author’s own experiences with mental illness, this book offers a holistic approach to improving your mental health, and shows readers how to make positive lifestyle changes in areas like exercise, nutrition, sleep, mindfulness, and meditation. The book offers: Valuable and insightful case studies of real and well-known people who took control of and improved their mental wellbeing Key research findings from industry leaders in mindfulness, meditation, memory, mental health, psychology, and performance Guidance on how to take small, gradual steps that lead to big changes in your motivation and inspiration Perfect for anyone who has tried to take ownership of their own mental health but lacked the time, motivation, or information to effectively make a change, Move Your Mind is an indispensable guide to creating long-term behavior changes that promote increased happiness, decreased anxiety and stress, and better relationships.
By Dr Leah Lagos. 2020
Stress is not in your head, it&’s in your body—this is the key to peak performance that Leah Lagos, PsyD,…BCB, an internationally known expert in biofeedback and sport and performance psychology, wants us to know. In this book, she shares with readers for the first time the same program that she uses with top athletes, CEOs, business leaders—anyone who wants and needs to perform at their best. What makes her scientifically proven 10-week program unlike any other is that she recognizes the link between heart rhythms and stress to create specific, clinically tested exercises and breathing techniques that allow you to control your body&’s physical response to stress. She pairs this training with cognitive-behavioral exercises to offer a two-tiered process for strengthening health and performance, enabling readers to respond more flexibly to stressful situations, let go of negative thoughts and emotions, and ultimately be more focused and confident under pressure.
By Claudette Yarbrough. 2020
“Claudette inspires you to fail into your success by transforming old patterns within yourself . . . to reach new levels in business…or personal endeavors.” —Sabrenay Brandon, YES INC. team memberBAD (Begin Again Differently) is an inspiring guide to starting over again after suffering a major loss. Claudette Yarbrough empowers readers to use the 7 Smart Processes that led her to “restart” her nonprofit after she lost her annual four million dollar contract after eighteen years. Claudette teaches readers how to make a comeback when they acknowledge and embrace their failure. In BAD (Begin Again Differently) readers learn:How to embrace the power of believing againHow to find their organization’s new “why” for existingThe value of over-communicatingHow to find the decisiveness needed to make good decisionsHow to cultivate rock stars for their teamHow to use the power of motivating themselves to get back on the right trackAny thoughts of starting over can seem like a hill that is too high to climb, but just because you’ve lost a lot doesn’t mean you have to be lost. If you want to restart, BAD will be your essential guide to navigating the changes needed to triumph.“An inspirational reflection and pragmatic roadmap that is useful for anyone looking for a way to recover from a significant setback.” —Matthew J. Pepper, EdD, coauthor of Leading Schools During Crisis
By Emily Sutherland, Michelle Corrao. 2021
An Indiana woman shares the story of her abduction, assault, faith, and survival in this inspiring autobiography.Though her name was…not divulged, viewers would learn that she was hit over the head near the entrance of her home, abducted, sexually assaulted, and forced into the trunk of her own car. News cameras would capture footage of Michelle’s personal items strewn across the lawn around her home and along the wooded area behind a local restaurant. The community would breathe a sigh of relief after learning that she had somehow survived and that the assailants had been caught, ending a string of similar crimes. But there is so much more to the story.The events of September 12, 1996 would change the entire course of Michelle’s life. In the days that followed, she couldn’t imagine how she could ever live a normal, happy life and she certainly never wanted to talk about it. Found is the story of how her life was forever impacted by the compassionate heroism of an off-duty police officer, the patient and powerful love of her greatest ally, and the answer to a desperate prayer during what she believed were her dying moments. Within Found, Michelle shares this story with immense gratitude for every little miracle that would happen along the way and empower her to become a voice for others who need to know they, too, can survive whatever unexpected turns life may bring.Praise for Found“A woman of great faith faces the most difficult situation anyone can face, including impending loss of life, and is saved by a miraculous intervention. . . . Michelle Corrao’s story is a compelling story of faith, courage, and resilience.” —Neil Moore, ED.D., Fort Wayne Chief of Police (Ret.) FBI-LEEDA“Found is a powerful testimony by a courageous woman who has turned pain into power through an unimaginable ordeal. Michelle Corrao’s story will encourage anyone who has been victimized, robbed of hope, and facing death. She is an incredible role model for survivors who are determined to not simply survive but go on to thrive through helping other survivors.” —Casey Gwinn, President, Alliance for Hope International
A career and personal development coach shows entrepreneurs how to improve their lives and the lives of others through simple…strategies.Most people would like to change some behavior patterns and create better outcomes in their personal and professional lives. The trouble is that thinking about making a change often feels overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to start.That’s why Peggy Caruso wrote Take the First Shot. She is passionate about helping people fire up their lives and begin making positive changes. Take the First Shot provides a wealth of tools and techniques to help entrepreneurs take the first step to making a profound difference in their life and in others’ lives. Within Take the First Shot, Peggy provides simple strategies to help entrepreneurs:Improve their relationships and become a better parentEnhance their health and achieve personal development goalsBalance their career and family obligationsAchieve meaningful change and grow in love, gratitude, and strengthPraise for Take the First Shot“Peggy Caruso offers a treasure trove of small, practical, first steps you can take to revolutionize your life. Take one of her strategies and start creating a new future today!” —Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and Chicken Soup for the Soul“Peggy Caruso shows anyone how they can use the biggest problems they face to their advantage and truly transform their life. One small step is all it takes, and she gives you many possible ways to take that first step.” —Steve Harrison, co-founder of The National Publicity Summit“Peggy is a wise leader. She’s a great career and personal development coach who has spent years studying human personality. You’ll begin acting on it, and that's when your life will truly be revolutionized.” —Bob Proctor, international bestselling author and star of The Secret
By Kevin Williams. 2021
“A thoughtful and fresh perspective on life’s compassionate journey to success. Irrational Kindness is powerful, provocative, and palatable.” —Linda Cash,…former Vice President, Quality and New Model Launch Program at Ford Motor CompanyThis work from a fast food entrepreneur and rare triple-franchisee Kevin Williams was written as part-employee handbook, part-operating manual for life. Irrational Kindness flips traditional wisdom on its head and gives a different lens through which to look at life.Often the idea of being irrational is smeared with negative connotations. It can sound illogical, senseless, unjustifiable, or groundless. It may even represent ludicrous and mad behavior! But Kevin Williams argues that being irrational can be just the opposite. And it is the most positive, inspiring, and empowering way to be. Being irrational has to do with thinking outside the box—way outside. It has to do with viewing life as a journey and still being willing to reverse the route, shake things up, or flip the map upside down. Why? Not just to be different, but to make a difference.Irrational Kindness can serve as a harmonious reminder that one’s hopes and dreams do not have to be derailed—not by their fears, their pasts, or by people who make them feel like they have to know everything to be successful, or even just to get started. Throughout its pages, Kevin provides the inspiration everyone needs to favor understanding over being understood and prioritize kindness—toward themselves as well as others—over everything.“This book is a needed and timely reminder to pause and give Kindness a platform to change the world around you.” —Princess Moon,Podcast Artist & Encourager of People
By Marisa Porges. 2020
"A powerful book about how we can raise girls to become bold, ambitious women." --Adam GrantWhat do girls really need…to succeed? Children today face an uncertain future, and parents and teachers can&’t fully predict what&’s in store for their daughter and sons. But one thing is clear: Our kids need a new set of skills to succeed. Girls, in particular, must nurture essential traits to fully flourish. Students hit the ground running today, entering a school system that carries high expectations on their way to a college application process that is more demanding than ever. After school, young women enter a competitive job market, still complicated by sexism and the possibility of harassment. But the ways we define leadership are also changing, and the women stepping into those roles are mapping new paths to inhabiting traits like grit, resilience, audacity, and self-confidence. What Girls Need shows how parents and educators can foster these critical twenty-first-century skills in our girls and help them to recognize and nurture their inherent strengths—to not just thrive but also find joy and purpose as they come of age in our ever-evolving world. As a student at the all-girls Baldwin School outside of Philadelphia, Marisa Porges grew up in a community designed to produce strong, independent women. After graduating from Harvard, she fulfilled her childhood dream of flying jets off aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy and served as a counterterrorism expert in Afghanistan and a cybersecurity advisor in the Obama White House. Then in 2016, in an unexpected move for someone whose ambitions had taken her so far from home, Porges returned to head the Baldwin School. In doing so, she saw how small moments in her early education gave her the tools she needed to excel in a &“man&’s world.&” Combining compelling research, personal stories, and practical advice on timely questions, Porges delves into hot-button subjects like how to harness girls&’ voices and boost girls&’ self-esteem, and shows how little things have a big impact when nurturing vital skills like competitiveness, collaboration, empathy, and adaptability. What Girls Need empowers us to support the next generation of women so they can confidently hold their own no matter what the future has in store.
Since Eugene Peterson first wrote this spiritual formation classic nearly forty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been…inspired by its call to deeper discipleship. As a society, we are still obsessed with the immediate; new technologies have only intensified our quest for the quick fix. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same—a long obedience in the same direction. Following Jesus in this way requires a deepening life of prayer, and throughout history Christians have learned to pray from the Psalms. Peterson finds encouragement for today's pilgrims in the Songs of Ascents (Psalms 120-134), sung by travelers on their way to worship in Jerusalem. With his prophetic and pastoral wisdom, Peterson shows how the psalms teach us to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community, and blessing. This special commemorative edition of A Long Obedience in the Same Direction includes a new preface taken from Leif Peterson's eulogy at his father's memorial service.
By Hylke Faber. 2020
"Taming Your Crocodiles Practices is a personal tool for all leaders and followers looking to master authenticity and find greater…purpose in their daily journey. Imagine the opportunity to explore who we are and what we want to accomplish — without fear. An extension of Hylke Faber's brilliant treatise, Taming Your Crocodiles, this book provides the component tools to unlearn fear-based leadership and practice constructive, creative, and inclusive behaviors with habit-forming frequency and consistency. A must for those ready to move past lip-service to liberation." — Toni Townes-Whitley, President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft How do I lead from the depth of who I am rather than from fear-based, conditioned thinking?How do I shift my mindset to accelerate my growth?How do I turn self-discovery and service into a daily habit?How do I inspire others around me to keep growing and giving their best? Hylke Faber explores these and other questions, offering tools for implementing leadership practices into everyday life and work. The exercises in this book — which can be used both as a standalone guide and as a companion to the Nautilus Silver Award–winning book Taming Your Crocodiles — will deepen your appreciation for the adventure of life and leadership, help you connect with your true calling, turn your fears into growth practices, and guide you in supporting others on their growth journey. Praise for Taming Your Crocodiles Practices “How do we know ourselves? Practice! Hylke’s newest book offers us seventy-seven thoughtful and accessible practices toward greater self-discovery, creative expression and ever-expanding potential.” — Chris Ernst, Vice-President, Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness, Workday; author of Boundary Spanning Leadership “Taming Your Crocodiles Practices: Daily Reflections for Leadership Depth is a magical combination of deeply wise insights and specific methods to make these insights a reality in your life. I highly recommend this book for any aspiring leader looking to grow professionally but, more importantly, as a person.” —Matt Oppenheimer, CEO, Remitly “With great joy I have read this workbook. And it has pleased me to feel the vulnerability of the author, which opens ways for both the reader and the practitioner. Because of the vulnerability and openness of Hylke, he becomes more of a co-passenger than a coach who tells you how it is. Also, I like the fact that you have a choice of exercises related to your personal needs at every given moment. Hylke really connects to the material, which for me is the essence of personal leadership!” — Wiet de Bruijn, Partner, Delight Group; former CEO VBK Publishers “Hylke scores a home run again. Taming Your Crocodiles Practices: Daily Reflections for Leadership Depth is a unique and easy-to-read, practical book on personal and professional growth. Hylke reinforces key concepts from his first book, continuously taking the reader out of their comfort zone and posing challenging questions on how to think differently. In addition, by providing daily tips, he helps shape positive habits and behaviors, with a growth mindset, all required to be a great leader. I highly recommend his book for any current or future leader, as well as for a reader in search of a purposeful and meaningful life.” — Gioji Okuhara, Board Member & CEO, Brazilian consumer goods companies “Through this simple yet powerful and practical book, I continue to explore my fears, or crocodiles, and go deeper in myself. I connect to that place of peace and of a growth mindset. With my busy life and working with world<